June 15, 2022 Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium

Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium

6 th  Annual Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Location: Sanford Center, 2301 E. 60th St. N., Sioux Falls, SD


Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium.  This exciting event is organized by Sanford Research, SDSU, USD, and Augustana University and will feature sessions on Basic & Biomedical Research, Social & Behavioral Research, and Transdisciplinary & Team Science Research, as well as a poster session, networking opportunities, and more. Researchers from all disciplines and at any level are welcome!


Registration is free.  The deadline to register is May 21, 2022.  Please join us to promote our regional research and foster scientific collaboration!


Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X2D82TP



Transdisciplinary & Team Science Research Session

Jennifer Ball (Pharmacy & Allied Health, SDSU)

Michael Kareta (Genetics & Genomics, Sanford Research)


Keynote Talk:

Carl June

Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

2021 Sanford Lorraine Cross Award Recipient


Basic & Biomedical Research Session

Yohaan Fernandes (Biology, USD)

Jaime Lopez (Biology & Microbiology, SDSU)

Martha Ibore (Biology, Augustana University)

Kamesh Surendran (Pediatrics & Rare Diseases, Sanford Research)


Social & Behavioral Research Session

Breanne Danzi (Psychology, USD)

Weiwei Zhang (Sociology, SDSU)

Katie McCollough (Communication Studies, Augustana University)

Benson Hsu (Sanford Health)



The current policy for events held at Sanford Health facilities states that vaccination against COVID-19 is required for attendees, but proof of vaccination does not need to be provided.  Policies are subject to change based on the status of the pandemic.


For questions about registration and logistics, please contact ResearchAdminAsst@sanfordhealth.org

For questions about scientific content, please contact Dr. Lance Lee (lance.lee@sanfordhealth.org)



Other Regional Events:

USD IdeaFest


April 6-7, 2022


Augustana University Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium


April 30, 2022


Great Plains Rare Disease Summit


May 20-21, 2022


SD EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Symposium


10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 292022 


SD Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) Student Convocation


2022 Date TBD